Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a CIO was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 829 595 745
Rank change year-on-year -234 +150 +136
Contract jobs requiring a CIO 9 10 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.027% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
10th Percentile £563 - £613
25th Percentile £584 £675 £666
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £750 £800
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +3.23%
75th Percentile - £775 £916
90th Percentile £763 £1,165 £1,019
UK excluding London median daily rate £613 £700 £750
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.67% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 81,647 37,526 67,836
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 92.41% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,293 25,617 45,375
10th Percentile £304 £256 £238
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.57% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £620 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,013 1,395 2,508
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.01 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +27.78% +1.93%
75th Percentile £46.88 £45.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £57.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% -

CIO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured CIO in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CIO in the UK

CIO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CIO.

Daily rate trend for CIO in the UK

CIO
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CIO over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CIO in the UK

CIO
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CIO within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -205 8 £650 -13.33% 8
UK excluding London -116 5 £613 -12.50% 6
Work from Home -168 4 £613 - 1
London -177 3 £850 -19.05% 3
Midlands -64 2 £575 -17.86% 1
South West - 2 £650 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £575 -
North of England - 1 £575 -
North West - 1 £575 -

CIO Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, CIO contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring CIO in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 5 (55.56%) CISM
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Cyberattack
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Business Case
5 2 (22.22%) GRC
5 2 (22.22%) SANS
5 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) BC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) GIAC
5 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (22.22%) GCIH
6 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Big Data

CIO Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Police
1 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Cyberattack
1 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Case
4 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Information Exploitation
5 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) CISM
2 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) BC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) GCIH
4 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) SANS
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GRC
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft